Creating Equitable Futures
Curative is working to bring equitable healthcare resources to communities across the country. We have identified target populations that we seek to serve, and have demonstrated that commitment through our actions.
Border and Migrant Health
To ensure all eligible patients are informed about their options, we sent our teams to remote and underserved areas along the border, like in Laredo, Texas. We have also started conversations with people in community hubs. Seeing community members advocating for the vaccine helps reduce fear around the vaccine and citizenship status.
Detention and Incarceration
Homeboy Industries has helped over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles to become integrated into the community. Curative brought a mobile testing van to Homeboy’s Chinatown-adjacent facility once a week for around seven months. This long-term partnership made Curative an ideal choice when looking for a healthcare partner to administer vaccines.
Access and Functional Needs
Site managers and clinical leads in Massachusetts saw the need to create a place where the most sensitive community members would be vaccinated. From this idea, The Sensory Room at Dartmouth was born. It features low lighting, soft music, comfortable seating, and sensory distractions to calm even the most stressed patients. We vaccinated the masses, but treated each patient like they were the only one.
The Southern Nights District and Dive site, gay bar in Orlando, Florida, has been one of Curative’s constantly visited test sites, having become a trusted and dependable testing partner in the community. Curative also partnered with South LA LGBT Center, which initially opened its doors just before the first nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in the United States. Partnering with Curative to provide COVID-19 vaccines was an excellent way for South LA LGBT Center to increase visibility and build trust among locals.
Rural and Frontier Health Situated in the San Joaquin Valley between Fresno and Bakersfield, rural Tulare is home to a large agricultural industry. Curative and Tulare established a mass vaccination site in conjunction with Trinitas, an agricultural labor advocacy organization based in the Central Valley. Our site was set up at a well-known location within the community — the International Agricenter, home of the World Ag Expo, which is a county exhibition and trade center.
Faith-Based Organizations Located along the Crenshaw Corridor, the historic center of African-American life in Los Angeles, stands West Angeles Church, a pillar in the community. By partnering with church leaders, we had a direct opportunity to make vaccinations more accessible for the Crenshaw neighborhood.
Through its partnership with the City of Berkeley, Curative helped vaccinate individuals who are housing insecure. Our flexible mobile pop-up model allowed Curative to set up vaccine clinics in the courtyards of Berkeley's Dorothy Day House, a local organization that provides meals, shelter, and employment for those experiencing homelessness. Curative worked closely with social workers to make sure that all patients were indeed eligible for vaccination. The caseworkers used the clinic as an opportunity to include additional social services. Curative also partnered with Berkeley's Multicultural Institute, which works with day laborers and immigrant families. Many of their clients do not have a permanent address and do not speak English. We were thrilled to provide them with the vaccine in a safe and welcoming environment.
Curative put the patient experience first by offering materials in a diverse range of languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Punjabi, Hmong, Korean, Portuguese, Creole, Arabic, and Swahili. To address any language barriers, Curative hired from the regions we served, and many of our staff members were able to converse easily with members of their own community. We also offered additional language support for appointments booked over the phone, and our software is offered in multiple languages.